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Can Performing IPL Treatments Be Harmful for Pregnancy?

I'm a beauty therapist and have just found out that I'm pregnant. I was wondering if the IPL can be effective or not for someone who is doing the treatments on others

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Performing IPL treatments during pregnancy

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Theoretically, there should be no problems performing IPL during pregnancy in terms of wavelength penetration. However, the general sentiment is to advise providers and patients to avoid performing or receiving laser or light treatments during pregnancy.

Seattle General Surgeon

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